This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the Academy Awards, and there are several intriguing story lines that could play out over the course of the award show.
One of the biggest story lines will be between two of the biggest names in Hollywood: Robert Pattinson and Leonardo DiCaprio. The two are currently facing off in a battle of wills as DiCaprio competes for his sixth Academy Award, while Pattinson bids for his second. The winner of this particular battle will undoubtedly become the king (or queen) of Hollywood cinema.
Although the two men have had public spats in the past, this year marks the first time that they have gone head-to-head for the top award at a major Hollywood event. It is a battle that could either be categorized as historic or frustrating, depending on your point of view.
For those who love a good showdown, here is your chance to witness history as it happens.
Oscars: A Battle Between Generations
Oscars is undoubtedly the most prestigious and influential awards show in Hollywood, establishing the highest peaks in popularity for films and stars over the past decade. One of the interesting things about this year’s Oscars is that it will see two of the biggest stars in Hollywood face off against each other for the top honor. It’s a battle between the old guard and the next generation, and it will be intriguing to see which star takes home the coveted Academy Award.
One of the main reasons for this competitive edge is that several of this year’s biggest films are directed by and star notable figures from outside of Hollywood. At this year’s Academy Awards, we will see the emergence of a new generation of stars who are determined to dethrone Hollywood’s supremacy.
This could be seen as a positive development for the movie business, as it signals fresh ideas and innovation, boosting the industry as a whole. Nevertheless, it’s an interesting dynamic to see established stars jostling for position in an attempt to safeguard their place in the sun.
It should come as no great secret that Hollywood’s golden era was largely defined by the emergence of superstar personalities who went on to define the silver and the bronze age that followed. In the early 20th century, the likes of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, Marjorie Merriweather Post and Charlie Chaplin helped to establish the modern movie industry, leaving an indelible mark on cinema history. Since then, the Academy has honored these legends of film while simultaneously recognizing the next generation of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
The Nomadic ‘Award Winner’
One of the most interesting things about this year’s Oscars is that we will see a number of well-deserved accolades go to films that have extensively worked across borders, establishing a narrative that transcends national boundaries. This is undoubtedly a reflection of our increasingly globalized world and our growing interconnection, especially in the digital sphere. It’s an interesting trend that Hollywood appears to be embracing, and it’s a trend that will continue to define the future of the movie industry.
This nomadic trend could be seen in a number of this year’s biggest films, leading some to speculate that the Academy might finally acknowledge the growing power of the Independent film. Last year, the Academy did away with the main nominations and went for a more populist approach, rewarding the smaller films that are often under the radar of the critics. This year could see a similar trend, with the Academy perhaps rewarding films that are breaking new ground instead of just putting on a good show. It will be interesting to see what impact this shift has on the voting patterns of the Academy members.
Voting Tips for Oscars
Another interesting aspect of this year’s Oscars is that the Academy will be expanding the way in which it selects its winner. Usually, the awards are decided by an audience vote, with millions of dollars on the line. This year, the Academy is going the extra mile to ensure that every single voter has their voice heard and to encourage them to participate. The producers of the Academy Awards have even set up a special website where voters can find information on how to influence the outcome of the show.
The Academy has always been a forward-thinking body, and this year is likely to be no different. The shift to online voting is just one of the ways in which the organization is looking to keep up with the times. It’s clear that the Academy wants to ensure that its decisions are respected, and this move could help to bring in a whole new generation of voters who might not have considered the Oscars their most important accolade.
A Potential Upset
This year, several big-name stars are in the running for several Academy Awards. One of the biggest is Robert Pattinson, who is competing for six Oscars this year. Two of those nominations are for Best Actor, while one each is in the running for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress. If he wins, it would complete a rare triple for the star, who is also up for best director for the upcoming film Midnight Special.
Not to be outdone, Leo DiCaprio is also in the running for a record-breaking six awards this year. The four-time Oscar winner is up for Best Actor again, as well as for Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. In total, he is competing for seven Academy Awards this year, which would make him the most nominated actor ever in the history of the show. If DiCaprio wins, it would be the start of a run of wins that would see him embrace Hollywood’s highest honors. It’s always difficult to predict how the Academy might vote, but, with so much competitive spirit this year, anything is possible.
Oscars Through the Years
Once again, the Academy is looking to break new ground and leave its mark on history. This year’s Oscars will mark the 101st anniversary of the Academy Awards, and they have decided to pay homage to the golden era of Hollywood cinema, paying particular tribute to the biggest and most popular stars of the time. This is reflected in the shape of this year’s Oscars, designed by the brilliant Rick Falkowitz.
The 2020 Oscars will honor the legends of the silver screen, as well as the next generation of stars who are looking to forge their own identities and carve out their niche in Hollywood. It will be fascinating to see how this year’s Oscars shake out, and it will certainly be an interesting ride. Stay tuned.